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So it begins

Monday, July 15, 2019

I have joined my wife on this journey. It's been a struggle for years but recently the Dr informed me that unless something changed a potential heart attack was looming. With three grandchildren I have more motivation than ever to kick it into gear.

My wife opened a Spark page and showed it to me. I like the name... it 'sparked' my interest, literally and here I am. I have lost 4 pounds this past week, and she has lost 7, simply by watching what we're eating. We don't deprive ourselves... we have our guilty pleasure day and sometimes guilty moment, but it's always within the calorie min-max for the day.

This is my first entry. I'm excited to see how this all goes.

*Edit: I should note that although my calorie counts and other stuff probably isn't being kept diligently up to date online, I do keep serious track of every morsal I eat.... and frankly I'm having a blast doing it. Even with just 4 pounds gone I'm feeling a lot better simply by not eating all that crap I was eating before.. ZOOOM

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  • DWROBERGE
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    110 days ago
  • BIRDMAN1957
    Thanks for your encouraging words... I will be updating my profile picture as the weeks go by :)
    118 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    118 days ago
  • NIGHTGLOW
    Yay for you and yay for your encouraging wife - hurray for Team Birdman!

    We're cheering you on, both of you!
    118 days ago
  • DLDMIL
    Congratulations

    119 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    Good for you! emoticon
    119 days ago
  • LEARN211
    Great Welcome to the Spark People community!
    119 days ago
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